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Fairfield presents lineup of events at 2023 High Point Market

Fairfield is thrilled to present the new Fairfield Collective events lineup at the Spring High Point Market.

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Sunday, April 23 at 11am: From Farm to Home: Understanding the Impact of Furniture Agriculture.

Fairfield is thrilled to present the new Fairfield Collective events lineup at the Spring High Point Market. Through the Fairfield Collective program, the company promotes education and engagement to inspire industry professionals and customers. 

The Fairfield Collective events will include a series of informative and engaging panels for designers, retailers, and media. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discover the beauty and quality of Fairfield's handcrafted furniture. This Spring’s lineup includes new additions to the Libby Langdon for Fairfield Collection and stunning works by Art Houzze artists, providing attendees with diverse and inspiring selections to explore. 

“High Point Market is an invaluable opportunity for the industry's best to come together and explore the latest trends and innovations in design. Fairfield has a 100-year history of success, and we’re committed to evolving and growing along with our customers and the industry,” says Fairfield CEO Dixon Mitchell. “Our Fairfield Collective events are an example of that, and we’re proud to partner with these design leaders and help others in the industry learn and grow along with us." 


The Fairfield Collective Spring events will include: 

Saturday, April 22 at 11am: Old School vs. New School: Benefits of Networking & Mentorship 

For interior designers, building a network of professional connections and finding a mentor is crucial to success. But what are the best tactics for networking and mentorship in today's digital world? Join us at the Fairfield showroom in High Point to hear Withit Board Member & Springs Creative’s VP of Merchandising, Cathy Valent, designers, Libby Langdon of Libby Langdon Interiors, David Santiago of Casa Santi, and Victoria Valentinas of VLV Designs, as they explore the differences between "old school" and "new school" approaches to networking and mentorship, and provide insights into how to effectively navigate both.

Saturday, April 22 at 2pm: The Fast Track to Success: A Breakout Coaching Session 

Ready to take your design business to the next level? Join Fairfield for a dynamic and interactive coaching session with expert business coach, Traci Connell, and designers, Zandy Gammons of Miretta Interiors, and John McClain of John McClain Designs, who have benefitted from business coaching to stay ahead of the curve. Moderated by celebrated Global Trends Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, the panel discussion will focus on practical tips and the steps you can take to grow and sustain a profitable design business. Whether you're an established designer or just starting out, this session is a must for anyone looking to fast-track their success in the design industry.

Sunday, April 23 at 11am: From Farm to Home: Understanding the Impact of Furniture Agriculture 

Get ready for an eye-opening discussion on the environmental impact of furniture agriculture, led by none other than the dynamic Diane Falvey of EIC Furniture, Lighting & Decor. Join us as Diane moderates an all-star panel of eco-conscious designers, including Breegan Jane, Kristin Bartone of Bartone Interiors, and Amalia Graziani of Noor Property Group. Together, they'll take a deep dive into the sourcing of raw materials and the production of finished products, exploring sustainable sourcing practices and eco-friendly production methods that are revolutionizing the furniture industry. They'll also discuss the critical role that designers play in promoting sustainable agriculture and environmental awareness in the furniture industry. Don't miss this chance to be inspired and educated by the industry leaders who are paving the way to a greener future.

Sunday, April 23 at 3pm | Announcement of the 2023 Virtual Design Challenge Winner 

The winner of Fairfield’s Virtual Design Challenge will be announced Sunday at 3PM, along with the second, and third place winners. The virtual design challenge is a contest in which seven designers were tapped to produce renderings of a hospitality design of a common room from the destination of their choosing. These seven designers used Fairfield’s upholstery and casegood product lines to create a space using real time dimensions of Fairfield’s High Point Showroom. The winner of the challenge will have the opportunity to bring their rendering to life inside the Fairfield Showroom during October High Point Market.

Monday, April 24 at 11am: Designing for the Journey Ahead: An Exploration of Aging in Place & Senior Living Design 

As the demand for aging in place design and active senior living communities continues to grow, so does the need for education in this sector of the industry. This panel, moderated by Janet Engel of Home Designs for Life, will delve into the challenges and opportunities of designing - and redesigning - residential homes to allow seniors to safely live independently for longer, as well as design considerations for active senior living communities. Our panelists, including residential designers and multi-family and senior community experts, Niki McNeill of Brown McNeill Interior Design, Melissa Banko of Banko Design, Jerad Gardemal of JF Gardemal Designs, and Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design, will share their insights and experiences in aging in place design, drawing on their extensive knowledge of universal design principles, accessibility, and the senior resident values that are guiding senior housing development design.

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